I watched the movie “Darkest Hour” this weekend. It renewed my passion for standing up against evil. Winston Churchill was about to go along with the appeasers and the weak-willed politicians in his government in potentially negotiating a supposed truce with Hitler. He was badgered on all sides, even his King was not sure of his competence. His closest advisors began to waver. He began to second-guess his convictions. But then he went out among his people, those he was elected to represent and found out that they were brave, patriotic and defiant and willing to give their lives for FREEDOM!
He returned to his fellow politicians SO inspired and renewed, that he inspired THEM with such a rousing speech of action and defiance against evil that they made a complete turnabout and willed to FIGHT ON! We know the result… Western civilization was saved and EVIL was ultimately defeated. We live under the umbrella of that inspiration!
Evil is still all around us and it will attack and destroy the good, the faithful, the virtuous. The Bible says we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers and spiritual wickedness in high places. It still takes men and women of God to defeat evil. Our families are worth defending, our schools, our towns, our communities, our country and most of all our FAITH.
I remember over 25 years ago a group of us in our community stood up for righteousness and for the proper education of our children in our public school. We were overwhelmingly elected to lead, and then God led us to implement programs and policies that set a new course, that included instructing and forming not just the minds but the hearts of our student population. We established “In God We Trust” as our number one “Time Honored Tradition”. We implemented a “Code of Ethics” and taught our students 10 virtues to mirror in their daily lives. That legacy lives on and the baton is now being carried by others.
How about you? Are you leading? Are you impacting your family, your world? The Lion of the Tribe of Judah, our Lord Jesus Christ lives and reigns today and he offers, forgiveness, salvation and inspiration to go and preach the Gospel, to change lives, to heal the sick and brokenhearted, to change your world. To shine as it were a light so that all can see.